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Accommodation support available for displaced residents

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 9:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated following recent flooding in the West and North-West regions of Auckland. TAS is now accepting registrations from displaced residents ... More >>

Crowne Plaza ready to receive returnees from Thursday

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 12:20 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The MIQ Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has recommended the Crowne Plaza can receive its next cohort of returnees on 9 September, as planned. More >>

Business Travel Register Is Now Open

Sunday, 29 August 2021, 1:07 pm | MBIE

With the plan for Auckland and Northland remaining at COVID-19 Alert Level 4 while the rest of the country moves to Alert Level 3 from 23:59 on Tuesday, 31 August, the Business Travel Register has now been activated for businesses to apply for their ... More >>

Reopening Travel From Australia In September

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 4:08 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

People will be able to return from Australia to New Zealand in September with the resumption of red flights from several cities in Australia. The ‘red’ flights will require travellers to book their 14-day stay in managed isolation, have a negative ... More >>

Statutory review of space law starts

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 2:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The scheduled three-year review of the operation and effectiveness of the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 begins today, MBIE Deputy Secretary Labour, Science and Enterprise Paul Stocks says. The Act regulates launches into outer space, ... More >>

Courier Drivers Who Think They May Be Misclassified As Contractors Encouraged To Come Forward

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 12:55 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate is undertaking a national campaign focusing on the employment status of courier drivers after concerns were raised about courier drivers being misclassified as contractors and missing out on employment rights. Last year, the ... More >>

New Online Tool To Find Out If Building Consent Is Needed

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 11:48 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new online tool to help homeowners find out if their next project needs building consent is now available at building.govt.nz . “The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has introduced a new online tool as a first port of call for ... More >>

Survey Shows Low Consumer Knowledge When Shopping For A Loan

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 2:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

If you take out a loan and find a better deal within five working days, you can cancel your original loan, yet a recent consumer survey shows only one in five people know this. Almost half of respondents to the 2020 New Zealand Consumer Survey took ... More >>

Younger Consumers More At Risk, Survey Shows

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 11:23 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Did you know you do not need to have the original packaging with you when returning faulty goods? The 2020 New Zealand Consumer Survey (NZCS) shows young people aren’t as familiar with the laws designed to protect their basic consumer rights when purchasing ... More >>

Labour Inspectorate Concludes Inquiry Into Gloriavale

Friday, 23 July 2021, 12:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate has found that the members of the Gloriavale Christian community cannot currently be considered employees under New Zealand legislation. This means the Inspectorate has no jurisdiction and will not undertake further investigation ... More >>

New Digital Identifiers Help Prepare Businesses For The Future

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 12:39 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand businesses will be able to find exciting innovation opportunities thanks to new globally unique digital identifiers for different parts of their business. NZBN Organisation Parts, linked to a business’s legal entity identifier, the New ... More >>

36th America’s Cup Post-event Reports Released

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 3:11 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Post-event reporting on the 36th America’s Cup (AC36) has been released today. The reports cover the delivery of the event by Crown, Council and America’s Cup Event Limited, economic impacts for Auckland and New Zealand, and delivery of critical ... More >>

All-of-Government Office Contract Goes Low Waste And Sustainable

Monday, 19 July 2021, 10:37 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new All-of-Government (AoG) office supplies contract – used by over a thousand government agencies – focuses on low-waste, sustainable products, and will deliver tangible economic and environmental outcomes, Laurence Pidcock, General Manager of ... More >>

Applications For Urgent Travel From New South Wales To New Zealand

Friday, 16 July 2021, 4:07 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The spaces set aside for urgent or exceptional circumstances have been fully allocated for managed return flights from New South Wales, a Managed Isolation and Quarantine spokesperson said. No further applications for urgent or exceptional travel are being ... More >>

Restaurant Director Liable For Penalties After Exploiting Worker

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 12:43 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Madhan Singh Bisht, director of Kiran Cuisine Limited, operating a restaurant in Auckland to pay full arrears of $75,026.18 in unpaid minimum wage, leave, and holiday pay to a former employee, ... More >>

Liquor Store Pays Over $97,000 To Workers After Labour Inspectorate Investigation

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 12:26 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) have issued a determination ordering SS & PK Jador Limited, trading as Clevedon Road Liquor in Papakura, to pay penalties of $50,000 for breaching minimum employment standards. The liquor store’s director, ... More >>

Local Economies Performed Well Pre-COVID

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 4:08 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Local economies have been growing nationwide in the five years to March 2020, with especially high growth being recorded in Queenstown Lakes, Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga according to official figures just released. The figures also show that ... More >>

New Home For Tourism Data – Tourism Evidence And Insights Centre

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 11:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new website for accessing tourism data, research and reports is now available, making it easier to access information about the tourism industry. “The Tourism Evidence and Insights Centre is the new home for tourism data,” said Michael Webster, ... More >>

MBIE Releases Evaluation Of The Earthquake-prone Building System

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 10:24 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s first evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system shows that the system is working well overall, and provides useful information on how it can be further improved. “While it is still ... More >>

Businesses’ Attitudes To Cyber Security Shifting, But More Work To Be Done

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 5:57 am | MBIE

While businesses’ attitudes to cyber security are shifting, three in five small businesses believe they should be doing more to keep secure online, says CERT NZ. According to research from the government cyber security agency CERT NZ, the majority ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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